The Conway City Council will consider a resolution adopting the final facility plan for the Conway Corp. Wastewater System Improvements Project during its regular session at 6:30 tonight in the District Court Building.

The project includes construction of the Tupelo Bayou Wastewater Treatment Plant and related collection lines and pump stations and the decommissioning of the Stone Dam Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was built in 1928 and rebuilt in 1979.

The plan calls for the eventual conversion of the Tucker Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant from treatment to equalization. The Tucker Creek plant with aerated ponds was built in 1996 and has had operational difficulties and odor nuisances, according to the executive summary from Conway Corp.

The Tupelo Bayou plant will be built to treat 8 to 16 million gallons per day and can expand to 32 million gallons per day to meet future needs.

The city’s adoption of the resolution will meet requirements of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission for funding of the project.

The council will consider several ordinances related to construction of the new airport in Lollie Bottoms.

A request to annex 57.64 acres, the rezoning of that acreage from agriculture to heavy industrial and a conditional use permit to build the airport at that location will be considered in that order.

The council will also consider a material testing contract from Thomas and Associates for initial earthwork construction at the airport. The estimated cost of the work is $29,996 with 95 percent reimbursed from the 2010 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and 5 percent from a State Aeronautic Department grant.

In other business, the council will consider:

• Proposed solutions related to the sidewalk in front of the president’s home at the University of Central Arkansas.

• A resolution in support of a Safe Routes to School Grant application for sidewalks and traffic calming measures along Siebenmorgan Road, Bill Lucy Drive, Lee Street, Manor Drive and Stermer Road.

According to the request, the sidewalks and traffic calming measures would encourage safe pedestrian and bicyclist activities in the Carl Stuart Middle, Bob Courtway Middle, Ray Simon Intermediate and the Theodore Jones, Ida Burns and Marguerite Vann Elementary school zones.

• A resolution in support of a joint-use agreement grant with Conway High School-West for the Laurel Park Tennis Court. The school has received a grant to replace the lighting, and an agreement with the city is required for that work to proceed.

• An ordinance to rezone property at 2002 Dave Ward Drive from R-2 to O-3 office.

• An ordinance to rezone several properties owned by Conway Regional Medical Center from R-2A to S-1 institutional.

• A proposal from the City Engineer to paint traffic signal poles in Downtown Conway on Oak Street at an estimated cost of $19,800. The painting would be performed by brush or roller between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. with the lane closed under the painting operation.

• An ordinance appropriating funding for Civil Service expense for the Conway Fire Department promotion testing.

• A request from the Police Department to hold a public hearing to discuss the changes to the Civil Service Rules as related to the hiring and selection process.

(Staff writer Becky Harris can be reached at or 505-1234.)